Monday, April 14, 2014

Is it true?

Hooray for Spring....

-takes a moment to think about the full impact of this-

Yes, thinking of the impact on everyone's noses!!! Egad!!
Please Don't sneeze on me!

Moving on.......So I have been in the kitchen rocking out a new recipe. The only thing is that I Made a small patch of  the cake. I still need to make a large one to see how it comes out. What is it? I'm not telling! I will give you a hint though. I used Jager Spice in it.

    YES!!!! THe Jager Spice is actually really amzing! Super smooth and full of flavor! It starts off with a soft vanilla cinnamon note and moves onto the classic Jager flavor that underlies and enhances the smooth combo! I am in LOOOOVE!!!
    I have only tried it straight up and in the cake I've made. I still have more food plans for it! BUT!!! During last christmas when it was introduced to us, my co workers tried it with Eggnog and loved it! Room temp is best and suggested for it. That doesn't mean it's the only way to drink it though! I look forward to trying out other drink ideas with it on top of this all......maybe while I make the larger cake! Woohoo!!!!

   Now That I have re-entered the world of blogging once more I hope to show my ass a bit more! Thank you to all  my dedicated readers who have kept tabs
on me and my slow posting ass! Thank you to all my new readers who have taken the time to check out my shenanigans here!
On that note!
Everyone Have an amazing time trying out one or the other of my wonderful recipes here!

The Amazing Dottie ^_^

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Vegan Tofu Salad

Hello my faithful and new readers!
   My Best (GA) Friend, Sara, is a vegan. Normally you might think...oh of those! What a pain in the ass to go out with to get a bite to eat. We can't eat there because it doesn't have anything they can eat. Or we can't eat there because they might find it offensive. And blah blah blah.

   I love meat. Period end of story. I love to smother it in real butter and mushrooms. I love to make sandwiches out of it. I love to eat a huge hunk of it on my plate! What's great....she doesn't mind. She understands it's her choice to be the way she is and to eat as she does. She respects me and I respect her and it's why we are best friends!

   Sara knows how I hate to drive. So she is ok with driving out to my house once a week and we hang out. Get our bestie time in! I'm not going to really go out of my way to have vegan things in my house. Guess what.....I don't have to. I love to create fun new vegan recipes and try them out on her! Let me tell you something....they are actually really yummy! So it works....She drives to my house. I cook some yummy vegan shit....and we are both happy without having to spend a shit ton of money to go out to eat somewhere that may or may not have something she can eat.

  It's really simple. I just check the ingredients out. Ask her about anything in particular. Make a list and see if Kroger or Walmart carry it. Kroger in general has everything I need! It's also inexpensive! The only things I've really gone out of my way to get is Silk vanilla almond milk, Earth Balance vegan butter, and Agave Nectar. That's it. Now that it's becoming our weekly tradition I'm slowly adding to my vegan pantry. I'm enjoying the challenge of coming up with something new each week for us.

So this past week I was having a craving for Fried Tofu. I had this at work a few times and looooove it! So decided to try making it myself. It worked! The salad came out delicious!

Fried Tofu Salad.
Firm Tofu
fried onions (you know the canned ones!)
Extra virgin olive oil
Apple cider vinegar

Follow these directions for awsome tofu!

Rinse your spinach..
Slice your apple and baby carrots.
Pile them on top of the spinach.
Drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar over it.
Top with the tofu and fried onion pieces.
And there you go! A delicious Fried Tofu Salad!

This has great flavor and is actually good for you as well. So bonus!!!
And NO!!!! No calorie counting allowed on my blog!
So, no, I don't have a calorie count for you.
You should enjoy food. Not stress over it!

Happy Eating!
Dottie ^_^

Thursday, January 16, 2014

two months!!! REALLY!!!!

Egad! has it really been TWO whole months since I last posted on here! WOW!!!! Talk about a Lazy ass! Ok I actually have a valid reason why I haven't posted.....well two actually.

Reason 1: I and my family were sick. When I say sick....I mean SICK! I was the worst off. Which is ok because I handle it better. All better now. Yay!!!

Reason 2: I am actually working on creating my own business. Does it have to do with food.....not at the moment. But, that is never far from my little thoughts! It's a body care line of products. So that is what I have been researching and cooking in my kitchen!

Where is the food you ask? Well, I did manage to put something together today. Super simple and super easy!

Easy Cinnamon Rolls
1 can biscuits

1 Tbs butter (room temp)
Splash of milk
Powder sugar

Grab a pan and spray it down.
Preheat your oven as the directions on the biscuits say.
open said can of biscuits.
Place on pan.
Sprinkle with sugar, then cinnamon.
Bake according to directions.

Using a fork. place butter and three spoons of powder sugar in a bowl.
Smash the butter into the sugar until it is tiny tiny crumbles.
easier to do then you think.
add a splash of milk.
now alternate between powder sugar and milk until you get the consistency you want.
I prefer mine think because it melts down so nicely on the hot biscuits!

When the biscuits come out, place a spoonful of icing in the center of each biscuit.
No need to smear it! it will melt and dribble all over the biscuit perfectly!

Nice easy and no fuss!

wanna add a kick? Instead of using milk use your favorite liqueur!
Baileys and Fireball are two great choices!

Hopefully I'll get my act back together and start getting shit posted!
Take care and happy eating!!!!
Dottie ^_^